The Internet of Things (IoT) makes our everyday life much more comfortable and helps to save money and resources. But getting started is not easy. IoT kits promise fast success, but a more profound knowledge is only available to those who realized his/her project from scratch.
Jens Nickel is Editor-in-Chief of the German Elektor magazine, and he has made his way into the IoT. As part of a series of articles, he developed several demo projects – from the lamp control in the home network up to an autarkic sensor board that sends data to the cloud. With the slogan „Learning by Doing“, topics such as TCP/IP, MQTT, control via smartphone, WiFi access, embedded web server, connection of a cloud service, reliability in case of disconnections, object-oriented programming and much more are treated.
The demo programs (mostly in the beginner-friendly Arduino-C dialect) are of course available in source code.
In this book, the first 24 episodes of this IoT series are compactly summarized. With the theory and practical applications, this book contains, you'll easily start your own journey into IoT.